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July Highlights

August 2, 2016

July was such a good month! We got so much done, we visited so many places, and we even took a little trip away in the caravan for our anniversary! We don’t really have much planned for August so far (we’re trying to save as much money for the van conversion), but hopefully we’ll go on a few little adventures.

Elderflower Cordial Recipe Strawberry Picking Spaghetti Bolognese with Courgetti Recipe

I shared a few recipes during July. The beginning of the month was elderflower season, so I decided to go out and forage for some fresh elderflower and make a little batch of Elderflower Cordial – it was so good! I can’t wait for next year to make some more, and hopefully some elderflower and strawberry jam too!

Oh and we went Strawberry Picking too – it’s not summer till you’ve been fruit picking right?!

I also shared my recipe for Bolognese Sauce, which I’ve started eating with courgetti! So good!

Doddington Hall Camden Locks, London Global Kitchen, Camden Lock Street Food Market Borough Market, London Southwark Cathedral, London

We took a couple of trips this month – first we explored Doddington Hall and explored a little bit more of London on a lovely little day trip there with my parents.

Then we visited Camden Locks, the street food market at Camden (which was SO good), and then popped over to Borough Market for the afternoon.

Campervan Conversion

We started some major work on the campervan conversion this month so I shared a couple inspiration photos! We finally got a few windows fitted – we fitted a rooflight and some windows in the back door. We started a little blog to share our DIY’s and progress too, so you can follow along on that if you’d like – or just have a little nosey!

Start Point Lighthouse, Devon Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Dorset

And then I started sharing some photos from our little getaway to Devon last week – we visited Start Point Lighthouse and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. I’ve still got a few more posts to share, like my favourite place in the whole of the UK – the Eden Project!

What did you get up to last month? Have you got much planned for August?

Don’t forget, you can follow along on instagram too!

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    Kate
    August 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    These pictures are so fun! Looks like you had a wonderful month!
    Love this post! I am a big lover of pointed flats too…heels have their time and place haha but flats are so much more comfortable! I seriously want those cobalt blue shoes!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

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      April
      August 3, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Thanks!
      Haha! I’ve accidentally done that before – but those shoes sound lovely hahhah! 🙂
      xo April

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    Kate
    August 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    ^^^ Okay not sure why it included part of another blog comment. Disregard the bottom part! Hahaha!

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    Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    August 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Looks like you got up to a lot in July! Maybe it’ll be nice to slow down in August 😀 Good luck with the campervan! And ooh now I feel like getting a spiraliser for my new apartment :3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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      April
      August 4, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Thanks! You definitely should get one, even if it’s just one of those really cheap ones, because honestly, I don’t use mine that much at all. But I do love that recipe!
      xo April

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    Elizabeth Rose
    August 3, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    What a beautiful month you had. That second picture with the lemon looks so peaceful.

    aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com

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      April
      August 4, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Thanks!
      xo April

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    Kelly
    August 3, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Your pictures look so summery, Camden lock is one of my favourite places in London. You should check out Brick Lane aswell.

    http://kellymemoir.wordpress.com

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      April
      August 4, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Yes! That’s on my list of places that I need to visit in London haha! It looks amazing!
      xo April

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    Maxime
    August 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Okay first of all that pasta looks so good! Love how you combined it with courgetti, I might try that sometime. Also your campervan adventure sounds so exciting! It must be really fun do be able to work on something as a couple. Can’t wait to see the result! ❤

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      April
      August 4, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Thank you! It’s hard (there’s so much to do) and we definitely have our disagreements – he’s so practical and cost saving and I’m all “but this looks way nicer” and he’s all “but that’s £300 more expensive” hahaha!
      xo April

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    Pati
    August 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Wow! I am impressed that you are working on your caravan on your own 🙂 I haven’t seen it yet, but I will do after leaving this comment 🙂

    Congrats!

    http://travelekspert.com/2016/08/one-day-visit-in-sigapore-botanic-gardens/

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      April
      August 4, 2016 at 6:47 am

      Aww, thanks! It’s definitely a lot of work!
      xo April

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    Marielle
    August 4, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I love productive months like this- going on trips, trying new stuff and everything in between! Hahahaha! I went to a short vacation with my friends last month haha and I’m trying to be low key this August and just like you, save money for future adventures! Hahaha 🙂

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      April
      August 4, 2016 at 6:49 am

      Yes! They’re my favourite too! It’s a hard balance to try and save, but to go out and do fun things too – I really struggle with just sitting down and chilling haha! I always have to be doing something! I hope you have a great month!
      xo April

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